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A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot

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Synopsis

One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but they are still at war. They do not accept the government or police.
All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards? How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end? For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking but darkly humorous portrait of a post conflict society.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Director
Sinéad O'Shea 1st Feature
Producer
Ailish Bracken, Sinead O'Shea, Figs Jackman
Executive Producer
Joshua Oppenheimer, André Singer, Katie Holly, Edward Dallal, Kieron J. Walsh, Eddie Doyle, Lesley McKimm, Niamh O'Connor
Editor
Enda O'Dowd
Screenwriter
Sinéad O'Shea
Director of Photography
Richard Kendrick, Ross McDonnell, Enda O'Dowd, Sinéad O'Shea, Paddy Stevenson
Sound
Killian Fitzgerald Re-recording Mixer, Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer, Sound Editor : Killian Fitzgerald
Music
George Brennan
Film image
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Last updated 14th March 2018

Production Company

Ireland, UK coproduction

A Blinder Films (IE), Spring Films (UK) production

Spring Films
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Ailish Bracken
Blinder Films
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http://www.blinderfilms.com

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